Dr. Seuss Plants

The only way we could describe these very tall, very strange looking plants was as “Dr. Seuss Plants.”

Above the clouds, the Northern California scenery was equally stunning.

The Monarchs of Santa Cruz

There’s a little park trapped on the edges of Santa Cruz. It’s the mating home of thousands of monarch butterflies from Western North America. We were there in the shoulder season, so it wasn’t flooded with butterflies, but it was still a pretty impressive sight.